|Paula Teitelbaum 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Paula Teitelbaum was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 28th, 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Paula was born in Poland after World War 2 to parents who had fled to the USSR during the Nazi invasion. She attended a Jewish school that taught Yiddish as a foreign language and performed in Yiddish language plays that retold the history of the USSR. She also attended lectures in Yiddish with her father and Jewish summer camps...
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|Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding generations, but not more than that...
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